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Cape Town Jazz Festival Ranked in World Top 10

16 October 2007

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been ranked in the Top 10 in Melody Trip's ranking of the world's top 100 music festivals. Read More

City to Tackle Beach Crime

16 October 2007

A recent increase in beach muggings, poaching activities and illegal off-road driving has prompted the City of Cape Town to appoint a task team to tackle crime on its beaches. Read More

Western Cape Farmworkers on Wine-making Course in France

15 October 2007

The Minister for Agriculture in the Western Cape, Cobus Dowry is at present visiting Beaune in Burgundy(France) to give practical effect to the current Cooperation Agreement between Burgundy and the Western Cape and to strengthen the bilateral... Read More

Primary Schools in Fire-Prone Hout Bay Learn about Disaster Reduction

11 October 2007

Disaster Risk Management officials will today be presenting public education sessions on school safety and preparedness, disaster risk and Read More

Multi-million Rand Pledge to Boost Literacy and Numeracy in Rural Schools

11 October 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore has welcomed a pledge of two million rand to boost literacy and numeracy in rural schools, announced at a special event yesterday at Wardia Primary, a farm school near Montagu. Read More

Monaco Plans R700 000 Youth Sports Project in Gugulethu

11 October 2007

Hundreds of youth in Gugulethu are set to benefit from a R700 000 sports development programme initiated by the Principality of Monaco together with the City of Cape Town. Read More

WCED Provides Whole School Evaluation support

10 October 2007

District offices of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will deploy circuit teams and other specialists to help develop the capacity of schools to provide quality education. Read More

City and Regional Land Claims Commission Express Concern about Ndabeni Land Claim Allegations

10 October 2007

The Regional Land Claims Commission (RLCC) and the City of Cape Town have expressed concern about allegations that people purporting to be trustees of the Ndabeni Communal Property Trust are seeking to sell Trust land at Wingfield near the N1... Read More

City's Youth Environmental School (YES) to Host National Marine Week Programme: 15-19 October 2007

10 October 2007

To celebrate our unique coastline and marine life the City's Environmental Resource Management Department will be running several environmental education programmes during National Marine Week from 15-19 October 2007 as part of its Youth... Read More

City Makes Good Progress with Sale of Municipal Property to Stimulate Economic Development

10 October 2007

The City of Cape Town is, for the first time, disposing of municipal properties by way of a programme aimed at stimulating economic development. Read More

Weedbuster Week in the Western Cape

10 October 2007

The awareness against the spread of invasive alien plants in the Western Cape Region is reaching the targeted public domain. Read More

First Full Junior City Council Meeting

9 October 2007

The first full Junior City Council (JCC) meeting, will be held on Wednesday, 10 October 2007. It will be chaired by Junior Speaker, Vuyo Xulu from Milnerton High School. DATE: Wednesday, 10 October 2007 TIME: 10:00 - 14:00 Read More

Green Point Stadium: Media Briefing by Fifa/2010 Loc Delegation

9 October 2007

All media are invited to a media briefing from 11:30 - 11:45 today, 9 October by Messrs Alain Leiblang, Media Operations Manager: FIFA and Dennis Mumble, Chief Competitions Officer: LOC. Read More

City Hosts Disaster Training Exercise in Northern Suburbs

9 October 2007

The City of Cape Town's Emergency Services is to stage a simulated aircraft disaster today (Wednesday, 10 October) at the Wolraad Woltemade Primary School in Meerhof Street, Bothasig. The exercise forms part of International Disaster Reduction Day. Read More

City of Cape Town Observes Transport Month

9 October 2007

In April 2005, the Transport Lekgotla, attended by the Transport Minister, MEC's and HOD's, resolved that from then on, October would be observed as Public Transport Month. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Takes World Food Day to Murraysburg

8 October 2007

The aim of the World Food Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Read More

Record Increase in Western Cape Matric Candidates

7 October 2007

Statement by Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore   Read More

Voluntarism Important for Development

4 October 2007

Voluntarism, service and sacrifice have long been values espoused by the anti-apartheid liberation movements and Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore says he is happy to see that these values continue to live in the efforts of Inyathelo's... Read More

World Teachers' Day - Message from Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore

4 October 2007

Today, on World Teachers’ Day, all over the world in over 100 countries, we who represent Governments are reminded of the important role of teachers within society. Read More

Media Invitation: Western Cape Agricultural Education and Training Forum Launch

3 October 2007

You are invited to attend the launch of the Western Cape Agricultural Education and Training Forum (WCAEF) at the Percheron Hall of the Cape Institute for Agricultural Training at Elsenburg: 5 October 2007   8:15 - 9:00 ARRIVAL, TEA AND... Read More